Issues: Miscellaneous

Elected Officials and Immigration Advocates Stand Up for the Rights of Immigrant Families

(Bronx, NY)-  On Thursday, December 1st, Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx), Assemblymember Vanessa Gibson (D-Bronx), and Councilmember Helen Diane Foster (D-Bronx) held an immigration forum in the Highbridge Community in the Bronx. The event featured a three part discussion on Secure Communities (S-Comm), Immigrant Rights, and Paths to Citizenship. 

December 2, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending December 4th, 2011

In this week's Community Connection, the 2011 Job Fair for Business and Techincal Professionals is coming up on Thursday, December 8th, Glacier Ridge Snow Tubing opening in Parma, and some of the events taking place around the community in the week ahead. Click the link below to view this week's Community Connection in full-screen view.

December 2, 2011
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Senator Martins 3 on 3 Neighborhood Journal

Senator Jack Martins hosted a day of fun and exercise at the Dutch Broadway School. The annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament was open to students from 5th grade through college. This year there was also a soccer clinic. And high school and college kids were able to participate in 7-on-7 football games.

December 1, 2011
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Stay Informed to Keep Your Family Safe

Dear Friends:

“Be Prepared.”

It’s an age-old motto used by the Boy Scouts and members of the US Coast Guard to remind them that emergencies can strike anytime—and often without much warning.

I want to make you aware of one way that you can help keep your home, family, business and community safe.

NY-Alert is a free, early-warning program that sends text messages, emails and even phone calls to advise you of serious hazards that can threaten safety and property.

December 1, 2011
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Giving Thanks

The Queens Gazette wrote about the 22nd GHOA's Thanksgiving Meal giveaway which was held at the organization’s headquarters, 23-49 31st St. this year. Senator Gianaris, along with other elected officials, volunteered to distribute meals to the elderly, the poor, the homeless and the lonesome in our community.

While millions of Americans spent their Thanksgiving holiday in the warm surroundings of home with family and friends, an equal number, including many throughout the city, experienced just the opposite.

December 1, 2011
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Celebration of Praise & Thanksgiving @ Brooklyn College

Senator Eric Adams, along with Congressman Edolphus Towns, Senator John Sampson, Assemblyman Karim Camara, Councilwoman Letitia James, Councilman Jumaane D.Williams and Healthfirst, sponsored the annual Celebration of Praise & Thanksgiving gospel concert at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.  Various gospel soloists and ensembles showcased their talent and expressed thanksgiving through song and dance.

December 1, 2011
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Meet One-On-One With Financial Experts At The New Fundamentals Of Accessing Capital Forum

Own a small businesses? Having diffculty accessing capital?

Meet one-on-one with financial experts at the New Fundamentals of Accessing Capital Forum.

Over 20 financial firms are participating. Seeking to grow your business, but need advice and capital?

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

33 Liberty Street New York, NY 10045

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

The Fed will match you with financial representatives to receive feedback on your business plan and advice on financing.

To register, click here:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/newsevents/events/regional_outreach/2011/1214_2011.html

December 14, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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DEC extends public comment period on the future of the Marcellus Shale

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced yesterday that the comment period for the public to weigh in on the future of the Marcellus Shale until January 11, 2012.

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December 1, 2011
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Senator Ritchie met with Craig Abbott

I met with Craig Abbott, whose lifelong battle against a devastating disease that almost always claims its victims at a very young age, is the subject of a new book he'd like to publish. Visit www.craigvabbott.com for more info.

December 1, 2011
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Community Update: 11/30/11

Please open the attached .PDF file to view Senator Alesi's latest Community Update.

December 1, 2011
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Senator Reverend Diaz Disappointed that Judge Wiggins’ Ruling Did Not Go Far Enough

November 30, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement in response to State Supreme Court Judge Robert Wiggins’ ruling that the lawsuit initiated by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom challenging the state's same-sex marriage law can proceed:

“I am disappointed in Judge Wiggins’ decision because he did not go far enough. Judge Wiggins limited his decision to issues surrounding New York State’s open meetings law.

December 1, 2011
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December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Dear Constituents:

It is December, and the Holidays are upon us yet again. While the end of the year is a festive time, full of celebration and cheer, it is still necessary for everyone to remain alert, especially as people travel near and far to celebrate the holidays with loved ones. For this reason, the month of December has been designated National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.

Every day, people put themselves and other motorists in danger on roadways when they drive after consuming alcohol or after using legal or illegal drugs. During this holiday season, we should all be observant in an effort to protect our families, friends, and neighbors from drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

December 1, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TEAMS UP WITH ISLAND HARVEST TO SPONSOR HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he is teaming up with Island Harvest this holiday season to sponsor a food drive for families in need.  

November 30, 2011
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NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

Queens, NY, November 30, 2011 -- With our state on the cusp of venturing into uncharted territory with a natural gas drilling technique known as high-volume hydraulic fracturing – also commonly referred to as “hydrofracking” – Governor Andrew Cuomo, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and elected officials need to be well-versed and prepared for the serious ramifications our environment may encounter, and possible changes to our way of life, should hydrofracking fluids contaminate our water supply.  I applaud the DEC’s efforts to host and consid

November 30, 2011
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Senator Golden attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Emergency Department at Lutheran Medical Center

Senator Golden attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Emergency Department at Lutheran Medical Center this morning. In his remarks, Senator Golden spoke of the important role that Lutheran Health Care plays in our community. Senator Golden was instrumental in having a HEAL NY grant of more than $5.7 million dollars allocated to support the reconstruction and modernization of Lutheran's Emergency Department.

 

 

November 30, 2011
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December 10, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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